Process by which consolidated rocks are altered in their nature adjusting the mineralogical composition, structure, and texture to the different physico-chemical conditions existing in the earth. Diagenesis is usually not considered as metamorphism.
Synonyms and Related Terms
métamorphisme (Fr.); metamorfismo (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.